By Albert Akota
The National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sadiq Abubakar, has called on youths in the party to take advantage of the various empowerment programmes of the Federal Government.
Abubakar who made this called in a conference in Abuja drawn the attention of the youths to the various programmes under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other government agencies, Abubakar advised the youths not to just wait around for appointments.
While noting the immense contributions of the youths to the successes recorded in the 2019 elections, the Youth Leader pointed out that they all could not be rewarded with appointments.
At the conference with the theme: “Youth Employment and Empowerment National Conference”, the National leadership of the party as well as the support groups were commended for steering the party to the desired level.
“These kind of sacrifices deserve more accolade. However, it is important to appreciate their work by selecting some of their respective leaders for political appointments in their States and in the Federal.
“Such programmes as youth reinvestment, programme, farmers loans scheme, other loan facilities through the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ministry of Finance, NEXlM Bank, Bank of Industry as well as SMEDAN, should be taken advantage of.
He pointed out that with an estimated population of 70 million, Nigerian youths had a demographic majority that must be taken care of.
“The fact remains that, the Nigerian youth are not only a demographic majority but also a distinct social category and as such ought to be given its rightful representation in the leadership of this nation,” he said.